The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup


This week, the book blogs got technology, and it turns out they’re not so sure whether they like it. Below, see them wrestle with television invading their books, the Kindle, and crappy book trailers — also, Virginia Woolf uses one of those new voice recording contraptions.

Elizabeth Onusko at Guernica discusses the Kindle and E-textbooks and wonders “why our culture seems to value that which is new and novel without asking a few questions first.”

Virginia Woolf reads out loud.

On Galleycat, crappy trailers can hurt your book.

On Harriet the Blog, how will we study writers when they die if we don’t have their facebook passwords?

A social network for writers (via Silliman).

TV attacks books.

In other news, “A recovering evangelical’s hymnbook” with Carlene Bauer on Paper Cuts, parodies of literary masterpieces, and Slate doesn’t like Fahrenheit 451 going comic book.

Seth Fischer's writing has appeared in Best Sex Writing 2013, Buzzfeed, PankGuernica, Lunch Ticket, Gertrude, and elsewhere. His Rumpus piece "Notes from a Unicorn" was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. He will be a 2014 Lambda Literary Emerging Voicing Fellow and was a 2013 Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. He also teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Find more writing of his writing at, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →